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The exponential growth of clinical psychology since the late 1960s can be measured in part by the extensive-perhaps exhaustive-literature on the subject. This proliferation of writing has continued into the new century, and the field has come to be defined as much by its many topics as its many voices.

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology synthesizes these decades of literature in one extraordinary volume. Comprising chapters from the foremost scholars in clinical psychology, the handbook provides even and authoritative coverage of the research, practice, and policy factors that combine to form today's clinical psychology landscape.

In addition to core sections on topics such as training, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, the handbook includes valuable chapters devoted to new and emerging issues in the clinical field, including heath care reforms, cultural factors, and technological innovations and challenges. Each chapter offers a review of the most pertinent literature, outlining current issues and identifying possibilities for future research.

Featuring two chapters by Editor David H. Barlow -- one on changes during his own 40-year odyssey in the field, the other projecting ten themes for the future of clinical psychology -- The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology is a landmark publication that is sure to serve as the field's benchmark reference publication for years to come. It is an essential resource for students, clinicians, and researchers across the ever-growing clinical psychology community.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Barlow has shown us once again why his status as the most influential contemporary clinical psychologist is so well-deserved. The progress in so many areas of clinical psychology is stunning, and no other source brings these areas together in such a coherent, engaging, or thorough fashion. The book serves as a definitive statement of what clinical psychology has been, is right now, and can be. This is a perfect guide to the future generation of psychologists and a reassuring statement to all of us that our work has made a difference." --Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D., ABPP, John M. Musser Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry, Yale University

"David Barlow has assembled a comprehensive and masterful group of contributions. This book is eminently readable, highly informative, and will be a valuable resource to all involved in the study, application, advancement, and dissemination of clinical psychology."--W. Edward Craighead, Ph.D., J. Rex Fuqua Chair in Child Psychiatry, Emory University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195366884
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/14/2010
  • Series: Oxford Library of Psychology Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David H. Barlow, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Boston University, where he also founded and serves as Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

Peter E. Nathan is the University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor of Psychology.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Overview and Introduction

1. A Prolegomenon to Clinical Psychology: Two 40-year Odysseys
David H. Barlow

Part Two: History, Professional Issues, and Emerging Approaches to Psychopathology and Treatment

2. A History of Clinical Psychology
Donald K. Routh

3. Emerging Policy Issues for Psychology: A Key to the Future of the Profession
Patrick H. DeLeon, Mary Beth Kenkel, Jill Oliveira-Berry, and Morgan T. Sammons

4. Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
Philip C. Kendall and Jonathan S. Comer

5. Evidence Based Assessment
John Hunsley and Eric J. Mash

6. Schools of Psychotherapy and the Beginnings of a Scientific Approach
James F. Boswell, Brian A. Sharpless, Leslie S. Greenberg, Laurie Heatherington, Jonathan D. Huppert, Jacques P. Barber, Marvin R. Goldfried, and Louis G. Castonguay

7. Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology
Bonnie Spring and Kelly Neville

8. Training, Credentialing and New Roles in Clinical Psychology: Emerging Trends
Catherine L. Grus

9. The Role of Psychology in Emerging Federal Health Care Plans
Antonette M. Zeiss and Bradley E. Karlin

10. Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology
Kenneth S. Pope

11. Creating Public Health Policy: The Dissemination of Evidenced Based Psychological Interventions
Bruce F. Chorpita and Adam Bernstein

Part Three: Unified and Transdiagnostic Conceptions and Treatments for Psychopathology and Pathophysiology

12. Interviewing and Case Formulation
Naomi Koerner, Heather Hood, and Martin M. Antony

13. Diagnoses, Dimensions, and DSM-V
Thomas A. Widiger and Maryanne Edmundson

14. The Anxiety-Depression Spectrum
Ovsanna Leyfer and Timothy A. Brown

15. The Nature and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder and the Bipolar Spectrum
Michael W. Otto and Allison J. Applebaum

16. The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Spectrum
Jonathan S. Abramowitz and Brittain Mahaffey

17. Somatoform and Physical Disorders
Robert L. Woolfolk and Lesley A. Allen

18. Trauma, Dissociation, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Terence M. Keane, Brian P. Marx, Denise M. Sloan, and Anne DePrince

19. Eating Disorders
Robyn Sysko and G. Terence Wilson

20. Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorders
Kenneth J. Sher, Julia A. Martinez, and Andrew K. Littlefield

21. Sex and Gender Disorders
Andrea Bradford and Cindy M. Meston

22. Schizophrenia
Kim T. Mueser and Stephanie Marcello

23. Disorders of Impulse Control and Self-Harm
Matthew K. Nock, Christine B. Cha, and Halina J. Dour

24. The Spectrum of Personality Disorders
Susan C. South, Thomas F. Oltmanns, and Robert F. Krueger

25. Disorders of Development
V. Mark Durand

26. Cognitive Disorders in Adults
Roberta F. White

Part Four: Specialty Areas and Trends in Practice

27. Clinical Psychology Interventions in Primary Care
Leonard J. Haas

28. Shifting Paradigms in Clinical Psychology: How Innovative Technologies are Shaping Treatment Delivery
Linda A. Dimeff, Andrew P. Paves, Julie M. Skutch, and Eric A. Woodcock

29. Interventions in Forensic Settings: Juveniles in Residential Placement, Defendants in Drug Courts or Mental Health Courts, and Defendants in Forensic Hospitals as Incompetent to Stand Trial
Kirk Heilbrun, Naomi Goldstein, David DeMatteo, Allison Hart, Christina Riggs Romaine, and Sanjay Shah

30. Clinical Neuropsychology
Robert J. McCaffrey, Julie K. Lynch, and Holly James Westervelt

31. Psychological Interventions in Health Care Settings
Charles F. Emery, Derek R. Anderson, and Barbara L. Andersen

32. Behavioral Interventions in Public Health Settings: Physical Activity, Weight Loss, and Smoking
Beth A. Lewis, Eric Statt, and Bess H. Marcus

33. Behavioral Emergencies and Crises
Phillip M. Kleespies and Justin M. Hill

34. Clinical Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Current Status, Future Directions
Thomas H. Ollendick and Stephen R. Shirk

35. Couple Therapy: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings
Donald H. Baucom, Norman B. Epstein, Jennifer S. Kirby, and Mariana K. Falconier

36. Interventions for Mental Health Problems in Later Life
Jason M. Holland and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

37. Working with Sexual-Minority Individuals
Lisa M. Diamond, Molly R. Butterworth, and Ritch C. Savin-Williams

38. Interventions with culturally diverse populations
Lillian Comas-Díaz

Part Five: Conclusion and Future Directions

39. The Future of Clinical Psychology: Promises, Perspectives, and Predictions
David H. Barlow and Jenna R. Carl

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